Jeremy Fischer 1, Enis Afgan 2, Carrie Ganote 1, David Y. Hancock 1, Tom Doak 1, and Matthew Vaughn 3
1. Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute
2. Johns Hopkins University
3. Texas Advanced Computing CenterAbstract
Jetstream is a new cloud computing resource funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a fully configurable cloud resource, Jetstream adds significantly to the NSF-funded resources available to the Galaxy user community. Jetstream has a total computing capability of 0.5 petaflops, and supports interactive users. It also allows use of computing power of Jetstream during “off peak hours” for CPU-intensive data processing. Jetstream hosts persistent Science Gateways (specifically, Galaxy) and Virtual Machines (VMs) useable by individual researchers within a cloud environment.
Here, we demonstrate how to access Galaxy on Jetstream from the perspectives of an end-user and a Galaxy admin. For the end-user, the most important features for Galaxy on Jetstream are easy access to all required tools, the ability to run them without further configuration, and the ability to use histories or workflows from other Galaxies so they do not lose previous work. All of this should be easily accomplished without resorting to using the command line.
For the Galaxy admin, the demo will go into more detail about how to configure Galaxy. We demonstrate: 1) how easy it is to instantiate and logon to a Galaxy VM and get started using Galaxy, 2) how to configure a standalone Galaxy instance by installing new tools via the toolshed, and 3) how the image may be customized and saved for future use on Jetstream.